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Tuesday, February 07, 2006

Ed Miller at Second Sat Concert 02/11/06

Second Saturday Concert February 11, 2006 7:30 PM Ed Miller with Rich Brotherton Ed Miller is almost certainly the finest Scottish traditional singer from Austin, Texas, but he is more than that. He is from Edinburgh originally and participated in the Scottish folk revival. In 1968 he moved to Austin for "a year or so" where he has been ever since, a member of a diverse university community. He has, as one would expect, a fine voice for the old songs. In addition he has a repertoire of modern songs of urban life, political conflicts, and emigration. For example, he sings of the way of life of the Scottish traveling people and the discrimination they experience. Another song tells of generations who earn a living by farming, then fishing, and then working on the North Sea oil rigs. His first recording features appearances by Latin-American musicians (and soccer players) who are neighbors in Austin and who use traditional instruments of their communities. Joining Ed will be Rich Brotherton, lead guitarist and record producer for Robert Earl Keen. Rich has previously appeared on the Second Saturday Concert stage with The Barnburners Second Saturday Concert is presented by the Houston Folklore/Music Society, a nonprofit organization dedicated to the preservation of folklore and folk/acoustic music. Homemade refreshments are available. Tickets are sold at the door - adults $10, senior citizens (65) $5, and children under 12 free with adults. Concerts are held the second Saturdays of each month in the West University Community Center at 6104 Auden (intersection of Auden. and Rice Blvd.) Phone Bob or Gay Pangle at 281-347-3235 or Chris Hartman at 281-495-2923 for more concert information. Visit our website at:
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